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ERIC Number: ED053767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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Librarians for Ghana.
Harris, John
The history of librarianship in Ghana began in 1944 when Miss Fegan, an experienced librarian, was assigned by the British Council to run a training course for library assistants at the Achimota College Library. The subsequent development of libraries, library schools, and librarianship in Ghana is traced. To become a professional librarian in Ghana today requires the completion of a diploma course which is open only to university graduates judged to have the requisite qualities of mind, personality and temperament to make satisfactory librarians. The course consists of two parts: (1) one academic session, ending with five written examination papers and (2) the completion of a written bibliography or thesis and practical experience in an approved library. The subjects covered in the syllabus are: (1) cataloging and classification, (2) bibliography, (3) history of libraries and librarianship and (4) administration. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Ghana Univ., Legon. Dept. of Library Studies.
Identifiers: Ghana
Note: (6 References); Occasional Papers No. 1; a lecture